Generated energy surges by 8% last year, consumed energy by 6.6%

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AMMAN — The percentage of generated energy in the Kingdom increased by 8 percent last year, compared to 2021, according to data released by the Department of Statistics. اضافة اعلان

Meanwhile, the energy consumption rate during 2022 increased by 6.6 percent, compared to 2021, Al-Mamlaka reported.

Per capita electricity usage on the rise
The statistics highlighted that per capita, electricity consumption increased by 4.3 percent during the past year, compared to the prior year. This came up to 1,821 kilowatts per hour in 2023, compared to 1,746 kilowatts per hours in the previous year.

The electricity consumption in the residential sector accounted for 47.9 percent during the past year, while industrial consumption reached 21.2 percent, and commercial consumption reached 14.7 percent.

Energy losses decrease, increased power accessibility
Additionally, 14.2 percent of electricity usage was attributed to water pumping, and street lighting accounted for 2 percent of the total consumption. The same data also indicated that the percentage of lost energy reached 13.3 percent, while the percentage of the population supplied with electricity was 99.9 percent.

The number of employees in the electricity sector rose to 7,690 people, during the past year, compared to 7,740 in 2021.

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